Bung-hole

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Bung-hole a hole in a cask through which it is filled, closed by a bung
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ety. dub.

Usage

In literature:

And we returned to the bung-hole.
"The Phantom of the Opera" by Gaston Leroux
If the devil will not have them to bag, he must wring hard the spigot, and stop the bung-hole.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete." by Francois Rabelais
Sure, they'd pull a bung hole out be the roots!
"The Doctor" by Ralph Connor
An' then, one day, it come, like a bung out of a hole, an' I've had a hankerin' to talk ever since.
"Back to God's Country and Other Stories" by James Oliver Curwood
If the devil will not have them to bag, he must wring hard the spigot, and stop the bung-hole.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Book I." by Francois Rabelais
I happened to find the open bung-hole near my eye, and peeped out.
"Ranald Bannerman's Boyhood" by George MacDonald
The bung-hole is 3 to 4 inches in diameter.
"The Youthful Wanderer" by George H. Heffner
Suddenly he saw the wolf's hairy tail come through the bung-hole.
"Roumanian Fairy Tales" by Various
I cried out to them from the bung-hole: I screamed for mercy, but in vain.
"The Pacha of Many Tales" by Frederick Marryat
To my great delight, it fitted tightly in the bung-hole.
"John Gayther's Garden and the Stories Told Therein" by Frank R. Stockton
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In poetry:

At his pub called the Thousand Bung-holes
He would serve up dope and hashish
To a motley group who drank hair-soup
That was flavoured with Chinese moustaches.
"The Street Of A Thousand Lanterns 1934" by Billy Bennett

In news:

Me, Corny, and his grandson's bung hole.
Bung holes 'n' char.
While bung holes 'n' char sounds like a kickass band name, it actually sums up my recent visit to the Brown-Forman Cooperage.
Bung holes 'n' char. Photo by Sara Havens.
Me, Corny , and his grandson's bung hole.
A detailed view of the re-inforced bung hole and Red Wing stamp.
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